TABLE 2

Adhesion force sensitivity of different genes over the entire height of 5- and 24-h S. mutans UA159 and UA159 ΔluxS biofilmsa

GeneS. mutans UA159S. mutans UA159 ΔluxS
Adhesion force
sensitivity (nN−1)
R2Adhesion force
sensitivity (nN−1)
R2
5 h24 h5 h24 h5 h24 h5 h24 h
ftf0.30.4<0.10.4
gtfB0.10.50.30.1
brpA1.60.96<0.10.60.2
comDE0.20.70.20.10.2
vicR0.30.1<0.10.2
gbpB0.10.70.10.60.2
relA0.3<0.10.3<0.1
  • a Linear relationships between gene expression and stationary adhesion force with a correlation coefficient of less than 0.7 were considered insignificant, and no sensitivity values were derived. Data in boldface are considered significant.